On Monday, Lele wrote about grilling up a Tandoori Tofu recipe which she found in Eating Well. Well. You should all know by now that I'm an incorrigible copy-cat.
I took it easy in the kitchen last night by making A Bunch of Stuff in a Pan and using the seasoning ideas from her Tandoori Tofu. I made a "rub" of olive oil, curry powder, paprika and black pepper, which I drizzled over a bowl of cubed firm tofu, half a carrot, and a small potato. After ten minutes in a 375° oven, I tossed the tofu and root vegetables and added broccoli and mushrooms and put the pan back for another ten minutes. Yumyumyum. I'm not a salad person, but roasted veggies are irresistible.
This morning was a rest day. Wednesday is usually my rest day, but I took it easy on Tuesday with a two-mile stroll and had plenty of energy yesterday. Not so much today. For one thing, I have an inexplicably irritated throat. I'm not sick otherwise, so I'm not sure what that's about. For another, the nasty neighbors have come back. I thought their music-blasting ended with the last strongly worded letter left by management, but they seem to have settled back into guitar-and-loud-"singing" equilibrium.
So this morning, I simply woke up and made my first bowl of cooked oats since last week before taking a long bath and heading to work.
After eating overnight pumpkin oats for a while, I had forgotten that cooking them in a whole cup of liquid results in so much volume! My batch of almond butter is almost gone. This would make me sad, except it means I can experiment with new recipes. I'm actually quite proud that it lasted this long. I made it about 9 days ago and have been eating it more or less daily. Two cups of almonds should have, by my Sparkpeople calculations, made about 10 two-tablespoon servings of nut butter. So my eyeball estimates of a good portion are pretty much spot on :D
By the way: did you know what else almond butter tastes really, really good on, besides oatmeal and life-changing parsnip fries?
Nut butter and jam ice cream! I only had this for dessert once last week, because I keep sitting around after dinner and craving Green Monsters instead. It's a real shame that my taste buds are so clueless as to request fruit and spinach all the time, because this ice cream combo is divine!